Blake Lively is totally over Gossip Girl. Like a high school education that’s gone on a few years too long, the actress is looking forward to the next big thing — including her sexy, complicated role in Savages.
Blake Lively is more than ready to graduate from her Gossip Girl role. While the actress is thankful for the time she’s spent filling Serena van der Woodsen’s shoes, she’s got big things on the horizon — including three-ways.
In the latest issue of Bullet magazine Blake Lively said of saying goodbye to Gossip Girl, “It’ll be bittersweet… I think the best way to describe it is like someone who really enjoyed high school, and is like, I’m a senior and I can’t wait for the next thing! Gossip Girl was so great, but what’s the next challenge in life? Because, you know, six years is a long time.”
The 24-year-old went on to add, “And as an actor who plays a caricature of myself on the show, I don’t think I’d say, ‘Watch Gossip Girl for my best quality of work.’ But I am very lucky to have had that experience.”
Come July, Blake Lively fans will have the chance to see their favorite star as Ophelia, a polyamorous free spirit in the upcoming film Savages.
“I think it’s really hard for people to digest that these privileged kids are in a three-way relationship,” the actress said of her character. “Your heroes are all sleeping with each other, but they’re also in love. It’s very easy to dislike them, so when my character gets kidnapped, it’s like, ‘Well, good riddance!’ My greatest challenge was to make her life worthy of saving, to find the heart in this story.”
“In my character’s situation, her mom is off with nine different husbands and her dad left her when she was a kid,” Lively explained. “She has nobody to learn from, so she’s making her own mistakes. Dad takes a hike and now she’s hiking up her dress for two guys. You don’t think there’s a parallel there? These kids are very much the product of this cynical generation.”
Don’t like the role of Ophelia? It turns out Blake Lively doesn’t much care. “I’m not in the business of trying to win the approval of my cast members, my director or my audience,” she went on to say. “If I were, I’d be so beaten down by insecurity that I’d never be able to perform. The only person I’m trying to prove something to is myself.”